Now that Robert Rodriguez is out promoting next week’s release of Sin City on DVD, he’s gotten a lot more chances to be asked about the latest project he’s attached to, the double feature with Quentin Tarantino called Grind House.
He told IGN during the recent press day that he and Tarrantino are in the midst of writing their films now (which will each be about an hour, with trailers for other films that don't exist in between), and they will get to work on shooting it as soon as the writing is done. He also discusses where the idea came from in the first place:
"Well, that one was one I was thinking of doing before Sin City; I had an idea to do a double feature. I had an old double feature poster that had two movies on the same poster, saying 'Two Hot Rod Flicks Together,' Drag Strip Girl and Rock All Night or something like that, and I thought I should do something like that; they are truncated features, like each one is an hour. I forgot about it and went to show [Tarantino] his Sin City scene, and he had the same poster on his floor. (laughs) I said, "Hey! I was thinking about doing a double feature - you should do one and I'll do the other one." He was like, "Oh, f*** yeah, we'll call it Grind House and we'll do fake trailers in between for movies that don't exist." So we're just having so much fun. It will be [released through] the new Weinstein company.”
He’s not dishing any details about either script yet but does say his features "the best character I've ever come up with", and coming from someone like Rodriguez, that’s gotta be pretty damn cool.